The growing aggregate requirements in the infrastructure projects and the improving mineral mining activities in the country demand crushers and screens in large numbers. But with some roadblocks pose as challenges in this positive scenario, can the crusher segment gather momentum
Propel Industries has pioneered over the years in developing some of the break-through solutions in the crusher market. V Senthilkumar, Managing Director, Propel Industries, shares more on the company’s solutions for the aggregate segment and the overall market scenario.
While the demand for newer machines is not that bullish the existing population of machines is fully optimised to undertake current developmental activities in mining and infrastructure. Ranjit Ravindran, Business Head – Mining, Voltas, shares more on the market dynamics.
Proman Infrastructure Services exhibited two different medium and large cone crushers along with its fully hydraulic vertical shaft impactor which is a new addition in this series.
With the revival of road construction projects in India, the market for construction equipment (CE) and road building equipment- such as crushing and screening plants and RAP-mixing asphalt plants - is expected to open up in a big way.
With infrastructure and construction sector on fast-track, especially road sector, aggregate processing has become essential to support the construction activities with a matching pace.
The Metso NW Rapid is the world?s first and only wheel-mounted crushing plant that fits into standard containers and can be set up for operation in less than 12 hours. In addition to fast installation, the NW Rapid can increase production capacity by as much as 30 per cent and offer higher uptime, better safety and ease of use.
India is on a fast track to develop world-class infrastructure in the country. Commencing with road sector wherein a construction speed of 40 km a day has already been achieved, plans are afloat to take it to 100 km a day. Similar traction has begun in other construction sectors like canals and more will follow.
An unprecedented and the highest-ever, $1 trillion has been earmarked for investment in infrastructure development by Government of India in the current Five-Year Plan period (2012-17). Speeding along the guidelines set forth by the government, the infrastructure construction activity is rapidly growing in roads and highways, bridges, airports and power, while realty sector is yet to catch up.
Terex|Finlay recently hosted an Americas customer open day in San Antonio, Texas where the company launched three new machines: the new I-140 impact crusher, the new C-1540 direct drive cone crusher, and the new 674 inclined screener.
The new C-1540 direct drive cone crusher is the latest addition to the Terex Finlay range of tracked mobile cone crushers. This machine has been developed to satisfy the requirements for any aggregates producer or contract crusher
Terex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) will launch its ?Making New Tracks? large mobile plant strategy in North America at the forthcoming MINExpo International Show in Las Vegas, on 26-28 September 2016.
Terex Finlay has introduced a new C-1540 direct drive cone crusher to the range of its tracked mobile cone crushers. This aggressive machine incorporates the proven Terex 1000 cone crusher that can accept an all in feed and features direct variable speed clutch drive and ?on the fly? hydraulic closed side setting (CSS) adjustment.
Terex Finlay is set to unveil three new products at Hillhead 2016. At the show, Terex Finlay will officially launch the new C-1540 direct drive cone crusher and 674 3-deck inclined screen.
ThyssenKrupp Industries India launched their new product line offering holistic crushing and screening solutions for the aggregate industry at Excon 2015 in Bengaluru.
Wirtgen Mineral Technology Days 2015 attracted more than 2,500 trade visitors from over 100 countries.Benninghoven GmbH & Co. KG hosted the Wirtgen Group?s eighth international industry get-together in 2015. More than 2,500 trade visitors from over 100 countries were treated to a demonstration of practically oriented and pioneering solutions from the Wirtgen Group mineral technologies business sector at the home of the asphalt mixing plant specialists in Mnlheim an der Mosel.
Metso designed the Nordberg?HP5? cone crusher with safety, simplicity and eco-efficiency in mind. Automatic settings, specialised maintenance tools, reduced emissions and energy efficient motors
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched an ambitious campaign ?Make in India?, which aims to turn the country into a global manufacturing hub. The campaign projects India as an investment destination and develop, promote and market India as a leading manufacturing destination and as a hub for design and information.
Terex Finlay has introduced three new products in the crushing and screening range. These include J-1175 dual power jaw crusher, C-1540 dual power cone crusher, and 693+ inclined screen incorporating innovative Spaleck screen box.
The 500th Hamm 311 soil compactor, manufactured at Pune production facility of Wirtgen Group, was recently handed over to Dilip Suryavanshi, Chairman & Managing Director of Dilip Buildcon, - a major player in the Infrastructure industry. Ramesh Palagiri ? Managing Director & CEO and K P Shetty, General Manager, Wirtgen India handed over the key to Suryavanshi at Buildcon?s Bhopal Office , in the presence of Devendra Jain , Director, Dilip Buildcon.
Powerscreen at Steinexpo, Germany, will demonstrate the capabilities of the latest in a series of new products in conjunction with local distributors C Christophel GmbH and Jurgen Kolsch GmbH.
Following their recent public debuts at the recent Hillhead exhibition, England, Terex Finlay launched 5 important new product launches to the North, Central and South American Dealers and Customers at open day held in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th June, 2014.
Views from Kallol Mahalanabis, CEO, Taurian Engineering: We are developing a new range of crusher, which can provide the customer the cost benefit. It will be user-friendly as well. The product will be available in the market in a year.
Abhijeet Pai, Managing Director, Puzzolana Fabricators: We have a new hybrid technology, wherein we will be able to bring down the power consumption considerably. There is a lot of consolidation happening, which is a good sign for us. We have strengthened our position by developing a range of products as per the requirements of the market.
Crushers and screens address the supply requirements of the core infrastructure raw material inputs. The de-growth in the mining sector and the prevailing slowdown in the road sector has had a negative impact on the crushers and screens equipment (CS&E) segment. Like in many other equipment segments, the original equipment manufacturers in CS&E also have been busy with upgradation of existing range and new launches. The recent lifting of the ban on iron ore mining by the Supreme Court is expecte
Views from P Ramesh, Managing Director & CEO, Wirtgen India: With market shares ranging from 20-70 per cent, Wirtgen Group is the world market leader in mobile road construction and road rehabilitation solution. The company has made it to the top primarily because of its continuous innovation to its product line as the average age of their machines is less than three years.
Lokotrack-? LT220D, the latest addition to Metso?s mobile crushing and screening equipment range, will revolutionise the way aggregate contractors operate around the world. Combining a cone crusher and a screen into a single track-mounted plant, the Lokotrack-? LT220D reduces operational costs in several ways, most notably by substantially lowering fuel consumption and reducing the need for maintenance. In addition, the unit is compact and highly transportable. The Lokotrack-? LT220D is designe
TIL launched a portable 200 TPH crushing and screening plant in collaboration with ASTEC aggregate and mining technology during the recently concluded Excon 2013 at Bangalore. This mobile crushing and screening solution is high-technology equipment aimed to improve customer?s operation, productivity, efficiency and total cost of ownership.
Til launches Pixef, a first of its kind, versatile 15T hydraulic mobile and multitasking crane for slew, pick-n-carry and carry deck applications.The focus is on safety. The 15T category of pick- n- carry cranes available in the market hitherto are designed and built on tractor chassis causing serious risk of stability during load handling as well as exposing the operators into risk due to lack of safety devices and controls.
Sandvik Construction introduced its CH550 cone crusher and DH350 surface drill rig to the African market at the bauma Africa show. Based on the company's Hydrocone design, the CH550 is said to ensure the lowest operating costs per tonne for a wide range of materials and applications.
Terex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) has launched the new MC1300 Cone Module in response to customer feedback, increasing the application and production capabilities of its existing modular product range.
We do not sell standard plants as we consider each crushing or screening task as different from the other. We aim to offer custom-built plants which will make us a cut above the others. Also, we are tapping export markets in certain areas, which keeps us busy in the present market conditions, says VP Mundra, Director, Core Crushing Equipments.
Our engineering team continuously strives to incorporate the latest technology into our products. From fully integrated control systems which drive more intuitive operator interfaces, to implementing control system-based fuel saving innovations and energy
We are constantly working on improving our dealer network for service & parts and helping customers in keeping downtime to minimum levels. The expectations from customers have also increased and we trying to gear up to meet them,
At TIL, our constant endeavour is to be customer-centric, keeping the customer and his needs at the centre while working on our strategy or product plan. This approach has made all our products most competitive in offering total cost of ownership,
NRG Engineers and Equipments, a Nawa Group company launched the radial stacker conveyor Model RS 2670 which can be utilised for stockpiling of large quantity of materials under conveyor,
The Powerscreen dual power mobile screens can reduce diesel fuel oil consumption, operating costs and depending on the set- up, and also reduce machine downtime, says Rajen Khoda, Director, Sales, South Asia & Middle East, Powerscreen.Excerpts from the interview.
Globally, we have moved from Tier 3 engines to Tier-4 engines and now the aim is to produce more fuel-efficient machines. We are also working upon a dual power system which will have the facility to run on electrical power once it is set up at the site,
Taurian has been specialising in mobile, track mounted crushing plants since ages now. We have taken a prominent market share to some extent with the launch of our new generation cone crushers with the fine and standard head, says H Sankaranarayanan, Director - Operations, Taurian Engineering. Excerpts from the interview.
The Vibrocone? crusher is the next generation of crushing technology combining the best of conventional crushing and grinding principles. The crusher can handle even the first stages of grinding. The whole comminution process is made much more streamlined, with great savings in investment, workload, energy and consequently, money. Material is crushed by means of multiple compressions and a large top size in the feed is accepted just as with a traditional cone crusher.
Mineral processing equipment will be a natural extension of our current offering and manufacturing capabilities. Hence this will be our main focus of expansion in 2013 onwards, says GN Raju, Managing Director, Nawa Engineers. Excerpts from the interview.CSE address the supply requirements of the core infrastructure raw material inputs.
Screen Machine Industries introduced track-mounted CST cone crusher that features a 51 in (129.5 cm) quarry-duty cone crusher offering a high weight to power ratio. This machine utilises Grade 80 steel construction for strength and durability.
Metso introduced new crushing and screening machines at 2012 New Product Expo.The products unveiled included the HP3 cone crusher, C120 jaw crusher, Lokotrack ST2.4 mobile screen, CT3.2 mobile conveyor, LT106 jaw plant and the latest vibrating equipment.
The Wirtgen Group's Mineral Technologies division offers a well-matched range of products for mining and processing useful minerals with the Wirtgen Surface Miners and Kleemann crushing and screening machines. Extracting minerals in opencast deposits and processing mineral raw materials places great demands on man and machine
Our service engineers are well trained in all aspects of the equipment on hand and also on the processing side of the plant to help achieve optimum performance, says Ravi Thakur, Managing Director, Amarshiva.
Besides offering cutting-edge technology, our complete solu?tion offers the most competitive total cost of ownership to our customers, says Somnath Bhattacharjee, President, MHS&EPS, TIL.
We are focusing on predictive maintenance; each of the problems are being analysed by our quality team in Hosur and then preventive action is taken for future products, says Viraj Parthi, Country Manager, Terex Mobile Processing Equipment
Powerscreen, one of the world?s leading providers of mobile crushing, screening and washing equipment, recently hosted a World Dealer Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
Auriga has introduced OK TEC hydraulic rock breakers and attachments for excavatorsin India. Auriga Machinery (India) (formerly Auriga Integrated Technologies) is a leading construction, earthmoving and mining machinery and equipment manufacturers, suppliers, distributors
We will display close to 14 machines and it will perhaps be one of the widest range of crushing and screening equipment that has been offered by any company ever at Excon, says RS Raghavan, Managing Director, Proman Infrastructure Services.
Our strong base is product know-how, proven technology and engineering skills supported by latest CADD capabilities. These, coupled with well-equipped heavy fabrication and manufacturing facilities and project management skills, 0 - -
22730 14 162 2011-12-01 00:00:00.000 Equipment India We will showcase our new range of products at Excon 2011 Doosan will showcase new range of light sources, large compressors, mini excavators at Excon," says HS Mohan, COO, Doosan Infracore India, in a friendly chat with Equipment India. Excerpts from the interview.
What is the preset status of the construction equipment industry, its size and growth potential?
The construction equipment industry has shown cautious growth for the current year. Industry leaders have done well. However, rupee depreciation, coupled with frequent interest rate hikes and fuel price increases, have badly affected the industry. The majority of the announced projects both in mining and road sector are getting delayed due to many cons?traints and policies. The industry is bullish on the growth during the coming months, though.
What was the performance of Doosan in the last two quarters and how do you expect to end this fiscal? Doosan, with many product lines for the construction industry, has done well this year, compared to last year. While the opportunities are big, the rupee depreciation coupled with high cost of sales is not favourable for a decent performance for the fiscal.
What is the investment made by Doosan?
Doosan is keen to be a part of the growing earthmoving and material handling industry, and so, is weighing all possible ways to increase its manufacturing presence in India for heavy line equipments, portable power and skid steers.
What are the new products that have been launched during 2010 - 2011 by Doosan?
Doosan has launched large water well compressors, which are high in productivity and are very fuel- efficient. We have also introduced the latest models of Bobcat skid steer loaders with increased operator comfort resulting in higher productivity and safety.
Doosan range excavators are fitted with our own fuel-efficient engines suiting Indian conditions and hydraulic components, which benefits the customers for a single-window after-sales support.
Doosan has also launched hydraulic and other oils which increases the life of the components and the efficiency of the equipment. Doosan oils are now available with dealers.
Tell us about the initiatives taken to widen the sales and service network, and training for operators.
Over the last two years, Doosan has focused on upgrading the channel partners with a high degree of hand-holding, product and service and parts training. Doosan has put 25 dealers in place, with seven regional offices spread over length and breadth of the country. h We have encouraged training of customer operators at their facilities in Bangalore. Sensing the needs, Doosan has also conducted operator trainings are the customer sites, educating the maintenance staff not only on operation but also on efficient maintenance of the machine resulting in high uptime of the equipment.
What is the potential for smaller excavators in India? How strong is Doosan in the excavator segment?
Though there is a market for smaller excavators in India, backhoe loaders are very popular in this segment. Doosan will be showcasing the small Bobcat excavator during Excon to understand the segment and the market. Doosan has promoted fully imported higher capacity excavators and loaders for the mining segment. Doosan produces excavators up to 75T capacity, this will be introduced in India over a period of time.
And how strong is Doosan in the material handling segment?
World leader Bobcat has a niche role in the material handling equipment industry. With over a hundred attachments, the Bobcat skid steer loader can meet all applications and job handling requirements. Doosan will be showcasing and demonstrating Bobcat SS loaders with its many attachments during Excon.
What kind of services does Doosan render in the rentals scenario?
Currently Doosan is not looking at these services. h We have taken up some challenging services of MARC (Maintenance & Repair Contract) for some of the higher capacity machines.
Brief us on the various attachments on offer.
Apart from the Bobcat attachments, Doosan is promoting their own rock breakers covering all range of excavators. Doosan also promotes the Doosan-owned Montabert rock breakers suiting the customer's needs and choice.
How do you view the business opportunities from Excon?
Doosan will be showcasing new range of light sources, large compressors, mini excavators during Excon. We will also be officially launching the Doosan brand of oils and skid steer tyres in the replacement market , with competitive pricing.
What differentiates Doosan from the competition?
Doosan is a world leader in the construction and material handling industry. Currently, Doosan has over 5,000 machines in the Indian market which are serviced by our factory trained engineers. With Doosan components fitted on excavators (engine and hydraulic compo?nents) the customers are assured of best service at all given times. Doosan machines have done very well under all arduous applications and are gaining in popularity for its reliability and productivity.
Powerscreen will continue to invest in our products so that our customers have access to the very best technology, says Rajen Khoda, Director of Sales, South Asia and the Middle East, Powerscreen,
Powerscreen will be exhibiting some of its most popular equipment on the Powerscreen stand 712, in Bengaluru, on 23-27 November 2011.Powerscreen will display the Powerscreen? Metrotrak jaw crusher, 1000SR and the Chieftain 1400 screen.
?At Sandvik, our focus has always been at creating, acquiring and transferring knowledge and in modifying its behaviour to reflect new knowledge and insights,? says Simon Meester, President, Sales Unit, Sandvik Mining and Construction, India
Powerscreen will be showcasing and demonstrating its latest products at the Steinexpo Exhibition taking place in Homberg/Ohm, Niederofleiden, Germany, from 31 August to 3 September.
Gmmco has been appo?inted as an authorised distributor in North India as well as South India for the Terex Finlay product line comprising jaw crushers, cone crushers.
The crushing equipment segment has come of age in terms of technology, capacity, and safety features. As per Central Pollution Control Board of India reports, the stone crushing industry has an annual turnover of Rs 5,000 crore, equivalent to over $1 billion.
We are committed to suppo?rting the continuing develo?pment of the Indian market through our local manufacturing facility in Hosur, says Rajen Khoda, Director - Sales, South Asia & Middle East, Powerscreen. 0 - -
16652 14 102 2011-07-01 00:00:00.000 Equipment India Proman has innovative solutions for dust/noise suppression Proman is one of the key players in the high quality aggregates and the manufactured sand segments. We work with some of the best companies in the world and manufacture all our equipment in India under their collaboration," says RS Raghavan, Managing Director, Proman. Excerpts from the interview.
What is the demand-supply scenario of aggregates for different sectors?
The demand for aggregates and sand is steady. The surge and the dips in demand and the price are due to various reasons political or situational. Overall, the demand will be positive and there will be consolidation in the capacities of the crushing plant to medium and big capacities.
How has the growth in the demand for aggregates influenced the OEMs?
The crushing and screening manufacturers in India are gearing up and creating value in this space. We are educating the customers on the efficiency and are also offering equipment to help customers to improve the quality and quantity of the aggregates and sand at the lowest operating costs. Proman is one of the pioneers in the forefront, with other national and international manufacturers.
What is the market for stationary and mobile/tracked plants? What factors determine the selection of these plants?
Crushing plants can be fixed/static, relocatable as in chassis-mounted or mobile as in track-mounted.
Fixed plants are good for long term projects and they have the advantage of having different product mixes, higher capacity stockpiles and they are flexible when it comes to varying the product mix.
Relocatable projects are for medium term plants like road contractors and for contractors who move on after 2-3 years. Track-mounted plants are for short-term projects and they can be mobilised like any earthmoving equipment like excavator or a wheel loader. They are self-contained and can start producing crushed products immediately on arrival at site.
Tell us about your JVs and the range offered to Indian customers.
We have a joint venture (JV) with Tesab called Proman Tesab. Tesab is one of the leading track and mobile crusher brand in the world. Under this JV, we manufacture mobile crushers and screens in India and others are imported from Tesab from their Ireland factory.
How Proman is geared to meet the fast-changing service parameters which the clients are looking forward to from an OEM?
Our service engineers are trained on all the equipment and also on the process side of the plant to help achieve the optimum performance of our equipment and systems.
What is your take on training of technicians and operators?
We conduct training of our technicians and our customer operators at site and also at our training schools in our factory from time to time.
- PROjaw jaw crushers.
- PROcone cone crushers.
- Proman EEMco vertical shaft impact crushers
- Proman Ortner sand washing equipment.
- Proman Finedoor feeders and vibrating screens.
Track-mounted crushing, screening and conveying equipment are some of the latest innovations in this industry. Nawa will also be introducing this machinery in 2012 in India totally manufactured in Nawa plants.
The diversity of operations on a typical construction site involves fast decision-making and often a lot of pressure to balance timely executions and maintain financial objectives of the operation.
We have currently launched the modular plants from Terex MPS and intend to add more offerings in this segment over the next few months, says Jaideep Shekhar, Director of Sales & Marketing, Asia, Terex MPS.
Out of the total market for the CE industry, the share of crushing and screening equipment (CSE) is pegged at 13 per cent - that is, US $ 30 billion across 2012-17; what's more, the CSE market is projected to grow at the rate of 15-20 per cent YoY for the next five years.
Powerscreen, one of the world?s leading providers of mobile crushing, screening and washing equipment, has appointed Allen Smith as the company?s Mining Business Development Manager.
Terex Minerals Processing Systems (Terex MPS) which is a part of the Terex Materials Processing Group meets the crushing and screening equipment and support needs of fixed site customers with their wheeled, modular and static solutions.
BRIC nations will become much more sustainable and stable. The dynamics of these imp?ortant emerging markets are going to demand huge levels of investment in infr?astructure, which will serve construction equipment manufacturers well over the long term,? says Damian Power, Global Product Line Director, Powerscreen.